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2021 Hyundai Elantra HEV vs. 2021 Toyota Corolla Review

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2021 Hyundai
Elantra HEV

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2021 Toyota
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MSRP*
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$23,550 to $28,100
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$20,025 to $28,310
Invoice* $22,622 to $26,990 $18,923 to $26,214
MPG - City 49 29 - 31
MPG - Hwy 52 36 - 40
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Hyundai Elantra HEV than the Toyota Corolla. The Hyundai Elantra HEV will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Toyota Corolla.

Convenience
With the Hyundai Elantra HEV you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Toyota Corolla, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Hyundai Elantra HEV will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Toyota Corolla. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Hyundai Elantra HEV and the Toyota Corolla have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Hyundai Elantra HEV is much wider than the Toyota Corolla, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Hyundai Elantra HEV takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Toyota Corolla.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Hyundai Elantra HEV doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Toyota Corolla.

Handling
The Hyundai Elantra HEV has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Toyota Corolla, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Elantra HEV is significantly less powerful than the Toyota Corolla. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Hyundai Elantra HEV and the Toyota Corolla. The Hyundai Elantra HEV has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Toyota Corolla.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Hyundai Elantra HEV than that of the Toyota Corolla.